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Singles Club Year Two
These days, many see vinyl records as coveted relics of interest for a niche audience, though in fact international sales hit a two-decade high in 2014 with six million LPs sold in the US alone. While some chalk this up to a widespread vintage fetish...
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Eminative + Four Tet: Makondi
Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) continues to push the boundaries of his discography. The difficult-to-categorize English musician spans electronic, house, and drum and bass. Now partnering with drummer Nick Woodmansey, who records under the name Eminative...
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Inside Italy's Growing Sneaker Expo, Ginnika
Sneaker culture is varied and constantly evolving. It's a world in which art, music, sports, fashion and of course shoes, all play a part. It generates passions and manias, as well as interesting connections between different places and people that...
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Fantasma feat. Moonchild: Shangrila
It might be a frigid winter here in NYC, but the summer vibes are strong south of the equator. South African MC Spoek Mathambo recently dropped the first single from his new supergroup Fantasma that counts three instrumentalists, a dance producer and...
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José González: Leaf Off / The Cave
José González's heartfelt brand of indie acoustic music has captivated audiences the world over since his cover of The Knife's "Heartbeats" was released in 2003. The Gothenburg, Sweden-based artist is now on the cusp of releasing his first solo full...
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HUH: January Playlist
There's no better time to discover new music than the start of the year and London-based HUH Magazine's January 2015 playlist is chocked full of new music from new and familiar names alike. Music editor Joe Reeve kicks things off with hometown art...
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Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
In an interview with Clash, Noah Lennox—aka Panda Bear—opens up about his almost non-process process for creating his fifth studio album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. Citing '90s hip-hop and R&B as influences, and sampling material from Debussy...
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Floating Points & Four Tet: Final Plastic People On the now-closed London dance club Plastic People, regulars Four Tet and Floating points explain: "To say this space, along with the owner Ade’s singular vision, was fundamental in our personal musical...
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Belle & Sebastian: The Cat with the Cream
Spanning their nearly 20-year career with nine full-length albums to date, Scottish group Belle and Sebastian's unique brand of literary indie pop has garnered a fan base that stretches across generations. "The Cat with the Cream"—the lead single off...
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Best of CH 2014: Interviews
This year we spoke with an incredible pool of talented individuals, and narrowing it down to a select few feels a little unfair. While an almost equally interchangeable list of interviews would include Sharon Jones, Erik Spiekermann, Ingo Maurer, Iggy...
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Best of CH 2014: ListenUp
As we bid adieu to 2014, we take a look back at the hundreds of new songs and albums (and even our own 4/20-themed playlist) we shared with our readers. While we said goodbye this year to a few music legends who have shaped today's contemporary sound...
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Interview: Sharon Jones
On the heels of her collaboration with Cole Haan, iconic soul singer Sharon Jones—the acclaimed front woman of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings—kindly took some time out to speak with us. Cole Haan tapped Jones and the band for an upbeat rendition...
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D'Angelo and The Vanguard: Black Messiah D'Angelo released an incredible new album, Black Messiah, and not only is it a beautiful, thoughtful and soulful, it's also poignantly timely. Dent May: I'll Be Stoned For Christmas Mississippi-based Dent...
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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H2 Headphones
Bang & Olufsen products come with a certain amount of expectation. The Danish audio-maker has established and maintained a reputation for excellence in performance, aesthetic and dependability since its humble beginnings in an attic in the north...
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Red Bull Music: 20 Before 15
Red Bull Music Academy has drawn together 20 tracks from artists they've worked with over the past year. Spanning genres and notoriety, the list represents the diversity evident in today's music scene where the line between mainstream and underground...
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Mr Twin Sister: Lonely Disco Dancer Mix
Five-piece New York band Mr Twin Sister had a pretty crazy 2014: a name change, an album release, and opening for Julian Casablancas. As an end-of-year gift, they've put together an uplifting hour-long mix that shows off their music tastes (which involve...
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Aether Cone
In a market saturated with compact music players, it's refreshing to see a brand that stands out from the pack. With a focus on ease of use and elegant design, the Aether Cone promises to maintain its status as the sleekest container for tunes on...
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Joan Jett: Bad Reputation
Joan Jett is undoubtedly the queen of rock and roll. And while her tribute-turned-bar-anthem expressing her love for the genre might be her most popular song, "Bad Reputation" is arguably her best. This week the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced...
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Baby Alpaca: Roller Coaster
In advance of next year's forthcoming EP, Brooklyn duo Baby Alpaca has released a beautiful new (and sexually charged) track, "Roller Coaster." It's been almost a year since the band dropped a new track, and this is well worth the wait, as melody meets...
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Interview: Yung Lenox on the "Live Fast, Draw Yung" Documentary
If you're not yet aware of the little creative phenomenon that is Yung Lenox, prepare to be charmed by the seven-year-old artist who spends many of his free hours creating illustrations of rappers and iconic hip-hop album covers. From Cam'ron's pink...
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Babe Rainbow: Don't Tell Me I'm Wrong
Nearly seven years after their last collaboration, experimental music label Ghostly International and Cartoon Network’s weird cousin [Adult Swim] are set to release their second free album, Ghostly Swim 2. Ghostly describes the upcoming 13-track compilation...
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Taxie: Rock Don't Stop
As announced during a recent NTS Radio set with Four Tet, UK producer Floating Points (aka Sam Shepherd) is launching a new record label in the new year. Called Melodies, the Eglo Records sub-label will focus on some of the disco, funk and boogie tunes...
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Twin Shadow: Turn Me Up
In 2010 George Lewis Jr released his first album as Twin Shadow. Seemingly pulled out of the '80s New Wave scene with startling accuracy, Lewis captivated audiences with his 2012 follow-up Confess, along with a string of noteworthy, memorable performances...
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Lobster Theremin for NTS Radio Freshly founded London imprint Lobster Theremin mixed it up for NTS Radio with live sets from Hungarian producer Imre Kiss and the enigmatic white noise-loving artist Snowbone. Rosie Lowe: How'd You Like It South...
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